Animal abuse needs to be looked at more seriously

Giving a two-year probation and a lifetime ban on owning an animal is completely insufficient for the woman who abused a dog.

Re: “No jail time for brutalizing dog,” The Leader, Dec. 2.

As a lab owner myself, this story breaks my heart. I cannot fathom anyone doing this kind of thing to any animal and my prayers go out to Ryder and his family.

This was a very senseless ordeal and giving a two-year probation period along with a lifetime ban on owning an animal is completely insufficient. In short, it’s just another slap on the wrist. Just who will monitor the situation?

Mental health problems? I think not, as it is a joke. This person knew exactly what she was doing, whether or not she was stressed, depressed and under the influence of marijuana. Well, I guess a poor excuse is better than none when it comes to our court system. An apology from her is just not enough.

Would the consequences be different had Ryder been a human rather than a dog? I do believe so. I feel sorry for her four-year -old daughter who witnessed the whole thing, blood and all. No doubt she will be traumatized for the rest of her life.

How horrible. Animal abuse most definitely needs to be looked at more seriously.

 

C. Wirth

Surrey

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